As Mark Hix’s latest restaurant adventure, Tramshed has a lot of hype live up to. With a minimalist concept at its base, this new London restaurant offers a basic menu of chicken and chips for two at £25 a pop or steak and chips priced depending on your choice of weight, the smallest at 250g costing £20 and the largest at a whopping 1kg costing £80. A single starter comprises a trio dish: Yorkshire pudding with whipped chicken livers, cauliflower salad with berkswell and hazelnuts, and smoked Cornish mackerel with mixed beets and horseradish. And for those not too full of steak or chicken, for dessert, there is a choice of three quite British puddings – apple pie, strawberries and cream and raspberry ripple cheesecake. The overall pricing is reasonable and, as an added bonus, children under the age of 10 eat free.
In good East London form, Tramshed is housed in an industrial building and has kept minimalist décor reflecting a warehouse atmosphere and drawing attention to the specially commissioned Damien Hirst artwork consisting of a formaldehyde-filled tank containing a preserved cow and cockerel at the centre of the room. For those wanting a more private setting, a mezzanine floor offers elevated dining for up to 38 people.